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At Colorado Ballet, you will enjoy the confidence and security of working with a dynamic growing arts organization that has been part of the Colorado arts community for more than 50 years. We have an exciting array of employment opportunities. From experienced performing arts professionals through entry-level positions, Colorado Ballet seeks out the most talented and enthusiastic people to join our organization. We offer a benefits package for our full-time employees and all staff have the opportunity to attend the productions they help bring to life! Colorado Ballet is an equal opportunity employer.

*If you are a dancer seeking employment, please refer to our audition schedule.

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Current openings:

Marketing Associate

Job Summary: The Marketing Associate is responsible for designing Colorado Ballet’s digital and print promotional materials and advertisements.  The Marketing Associate also assists with other marketing activities including creating e-newsletters, updating the website, creating social media content, and shooting and editing photos and videos.  The Marketing Associate will report to the Public Relations and Marketing Manager and will work closely with Colorado Ballet’s outside advertising agency and media buying agency.  He/she will also work collaboratively with ticketing department staff to promote performances as well as all other departments at Colorado Ballet including Development, Colorado Ballet Academy, and Education & Community Engagement.


  • 2-3 years of professional marketing or graphic design experience required.
  • Proficiency using Adobe design programs including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.  Experience using Adobe CS5 or newer versions preferred.
  • Experience writing HTML and updating websites utilizing a content management system.
  • Experience using social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a highly collaborative manner.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, Public Relations or other related field.
  • Must have a passion for non-profit, arts, or cultural organizations.
  • Preferred: experience shooting and editing photos and video using Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro.

Duties and Job Functions

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Design print collateral for Colorado Ballet performances, Academy, special events, outreach programs and fundraising activities.  Design projects will include using existing design elements and creating new design concepts.
  • Assist PR & Marketing Manager and advertising agency with creation and execution of performance season creative concepts.
  • Incorporating the creative “look” of seasonal campaign into all Colorado Ballet marketing materials.
  • Design print and digital advertisements.
  • Create digital graphics for use on Colorado Ballet’s website, e-blasts and social media pages.
  • Edit photos for use in promotional materials.
  • Assist with the creation of e-newsletters. Some HTML knowledge is needed.
  • Assist with social media and website updates as needed.
  • Assist with additional marketing activities.
  • Some early, late, and weekend hours will be necessary.

Application: Please submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary expectations to Submissions without these required items will not be considered.  No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Development

Reports to: Managing Director of Advancement (MDA)

Colorado Ballet Development: To support the performances, programs, community outreach, and overall operation of Colorado Ballet, the development team raises over $2.5 million annually through its donors, sponsors, underwriters, and events.

Role Responsibilities: The individual in this role will work closely with the MDA to steward the current pool of individual/major donors as well as the corporate donors. Most critically, this role will work to cultivate new relationships with and secure additional major donors and corporate sponsors, and review and refine current outreach efforts and development team structure.

Individual/Major/Corporate Donors:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and secure new major ($5k and higher) and significant ($1k - $5k) individual donors.
  • Stewardship of current major and significant donors.
  • Review current major and individual donors; create plan(s) to grow these donors.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and secure new corporate sponsors, underwriters and partners.
  • Review current plan for corporate sponsorship; review and consider benefits and recognition including: season and/or performance sponsorships, program underwriting, education/outreach partnerships, and events engagement.
  • Stewardship of current corporate relationships. Create plan(s) for new ways to engage and expand these donors.
  • Craft and present proposals to prospects for consideration, aligning with donor’s interest, donor’s financial situation, and Colorado Ballet’s mission and vision.
  • Initiate and maintain regular contact with current and prospective donors by visit, letter and phone; aim to achieve a minimum of 12 to 15 personal visits a month for cultivation and stewardship of current and prospective donors.
  • Participate in regular screening and review meetings with MDA, development chair, and development staff to identify new prospects and plan cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for individual, major, corporate, capital, and endowment gifts.
  • Coordinate all strategies for solicitations for major gift prospects with MDA, development chair, board chair, and development staff.
  • Must maintain confidentiality of all constituency records and information.
  • Report regularly to MDA and development committee on activities and progress with regard to individual, major, and corporate donors.

Board and Development Committee:

  • Partner with development committee co-chairs and MDA to plan agenda, report progress and data, and attend monthly development committee meetings.
  • Assist MDA with board meeting preparation and presentation and attend as requested.
  • Act as a liaison with board and Colorado Ballet.

Annual Budget and Development Reporting:

  • In collaboration with MDA, generate annual development budget for review and approval.
  • In collaboration with MDA and development team, generate monthly development reporting for board meetings and committee meetings to document and track progress towards goals.


  • Collaborate with MDA, Artistic Director, and development team to set the calendar annually for development events, including: Gala, Golf Tournament, Opening Nights, Attitude on Santa Fe, Behind the Scenes Luncheons, Ladies at the Barre, and others.
  • Partner with MDA and development staff to set budgets for events, ensure appropriate staffing, volunteers, support, and resources are assigned.
  • Attend events as required and act as point person for board members, major donors, and corporate sponsors.
  • With MDA, supervise event planning, preparation, and organization and serve as supervisor to Event Coordinator.


  • Ensure all necessary documentation and reporting is current.
  • Supervise and manage development staff.
  • Other duties as may be required.


  • Degree – BA/BS from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • 5+ years experience in development demonstrating progressive growth in responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure individual gifts of $25k or higher.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure corporate sponsors of $50K or higher.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with donor databases, i.e. Tessitura, Raiser's Edge, etc.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with current professional tools and platforms, i.e. desktop/laptop computers; document creation software for spreadsheets, text based, and other documents; presentation software; email and voicemail.
  • Preference for candidate who knows and has worked in Denver and Colorado market.
  • Preference for candidate who has worked in development in an arts organization.
    Colorado Ballet Development: To support the performances, programs, community outreach, and overall operation of Colorado Ballet, the development team raises over $2.5 million annually through its donors, sponsors, underwriters, and events.

To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to  Submissions without these required items will not be considered.  No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged.  Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Colorado Ballet Education & Community Engagement - Outreach Dance Instructor

Position Summary: Colorado Ballet is seeking a motivated individual for a position as an Outreach Dance Instructor for our Dance Renaissance and Workshop programs. This is an ideal part-time position for an instructor currently teaching for multiple organizations and looking to add a few hours a week. Hours are extremely part-time, averaging 2-5 hours per week during the school year and 5-10 hours per month in the summer months. The majority of teaching time for outreach instructors occurs between 2:30pm and 6:30pm on weekdays. This position has hourly rates for both assisting and teaching, commensurate with experience. This position reports to the Education Programs Manager in the Education & Community Engagement department.

Job Details:

  • Hour-long instruction at school sites across the Denver metro area as a part of the Dance Renaissance program (grades K-2, groups ranging from 10-25 students)
  • Preparation of lesson plans for weekly classes, following a designated curriculum
  • Responsible for music selection for classes (CD/mp3 player will be provided)
  • Distribution of permission slips, dance wear and additional materials as received from the Education Programs Manager
  • Optional attendance at outreach staff meetings (twice a year and paid administrative time)
  • Regular communication with Education Programs Manager via email for scheduling, evaluation, etc.
  • Opportunity to teach specific dance genres as a part of various workshop series

Qualifications: Colorado Ballet seeks the highest quality instructors to join our team. Our faculty brings the joy of dance to under-resourced communities across the Denver metro area.

Strong background in ballet, creative movement and other dance genres required

  • Ability to work with students of all ages and abilities required
  • Reliable transportation required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Dance or related field preferred
  • Experience working in public schools preferred
  • Experience in classroom management and inclusive approach to dance education desired
  • Spanish proficiency desired
Please submit a resume and sample lesson plan (Creative Movement for K-2nd graders) to No phone calls please – all submissions will be acknowledged. Colorado Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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